“For us Christians. the future has a name and this name is hope”, Francis encourages participants in Festival of the Social Doctrine of the Church in Verona, Italy
Participants in ‘Economy of Francesco’ webinar demand tax havens “be abolished immediately” and that World Bank and IMF undergo “democratic and inclusive” reforms
“The Gospel says you have to get down to the nitty-gritty and get your hands dirty”, says 56-year-old “street priest” and Archbishop of Siena
Preacher to the Papal Household Raniero Cantalamessa alerts “Religion and the gospel risk becoming a pretext for interests that do not promote concord and unity”
“I now feel an even greater urge to be a witness of peace, brotherhood and forgiveness”, Father Pierluigi Maccalli says after surviving imprisonment by Islamist radicals
Giovanni D’Ercole of the Ascoli Piceno diocese announces plan “to accompany the Church’s journey in a more intense way in meditation, contemplation and silence”
Academic Martin M. Lintner hails Francis’ “significant step forward” in new documentary: “You cannot demand a legal possibility for something which you reject in and of itself and condemn as sin”
The under-secretary of the Vatican Migrants and Refugees Section welcomes Francis’ theological and pastoral spotlight on “the contextual aspect of the truth”
Environmental abuse is “nothing other than a sin”, denounces Orthodox leader as he receives an honorary doctorate at the Franciscan-run Pontifical University Antonianum in Rome
“The injustices of the world and of history are not healed by hatred and revenge, but by dialogue and forgiveness”
Francis “not the first Pope to denounce the evil of the mafia, but he goes much further” than predecessors, says Don Luigi Ciotti
“Resilience for the sake of life! This motto accompanied and encouraged me day after day and gave me the strength to carry on”, reveals Father Pierluigi Maccalli
“The world will be destroyed by politics without principles, by wealth without work, by business without ethics”, warns Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, quoting Gandhi
The Sisters Servants of Divine Providence of Catania respond to Francis’ call in ‘Fratelli tutti’ to offer hospitality to those fleeing wars, persecutions and natural catastrophes
Vatican official gives thanks for release of Fr. Pierluigi Maccalli, kidnapped two years ago by jihadist insurgents: “Missionaries are always close to the people; they do not flee even during difficult situations and give their lives for the Gospel”
“Only women can reform the Church because they are not compromised by power”, a Vatican expert has said.
In the cathedral of Como on Saturday morning, the funeral Mass took place for priest Roberto Malgesini, murdered on Tuesday by a homeless person.
Pope Francis has told parents of LGBTIQ+ offspring that “the Lord loves your children just as they are”.
Pope Francis has praised as a martyr of charity a murdered Italian street priest known for his devotion to the least in society.
Contemplation and compassion are indispensable ingredients for integral ecology, Pope Francis stressed on Saturday.